Lens on the Border

Lens on the Border

Creative Resistance Through the Eyes of Borderlands Photographers

Lens on the Border

The Lens on the Border photo exhibit features vibrant images of the Southwest landscape, the people, and the communities that have been impacted by walls and would be impacted by more border walls.

About the Exhibit | Past Displays | Exhibit Installation Ideas | The Photographers

The full set of photos is available to ship anywhere in the country for activists like you to host events to show these images and start conversations among our communities about the need to protect the people and natural habitats of our border region.


Photographers: Stefan Falke | Bill Hatcher | Alejandra PlattRAEchel Running

Krista Schlyer | Dr. Deni Seymour | Jasmine Stevens | Bob Torrez

‚ÄúWhy? Why spend so much money on fear based ideas? ¬† This collection of beautiful images, tragic artifacts and historical accounts helps me to understand the unimaginable beauty, tragedy, grief and resilience of these lands and the human beings who love them.‚ÄĚ -- from¬†Lens on the Border¬†guestbook

‚Äú ¬ŅPor qu√©? ¬ŅPor qu√© gastar tanto dinero en ideas basadas en el miedo? Esta colecci√≥n de im√°genes bellas, artefactos tr√°gicos y recuentos hist√≥ricos me ayuda a entender la belleza, tragedia, dolor y resiliencia inimaginables¬† de estas tierras y los seres humanos quienes las aman.‚Ä̬† ¬† ¬†--¬†Del libro de visitas de¬†Lentes en la Frontera.

Lens on the Border¬†is a 24-piece two-foot by six-foot banner installation for indoor/outdoor portable display. To bring Lens on the Border to your community, or more information contact¬†erick.meza@sierraclub.org (se habla espa√Īol). Phone: (520) 954-7603.

Lentes en la Frontera¬†es una exhibici√≥n de 24 lonas de dos por seis pies. Para traer la exibici√≥n a tu comunidad, o para m√°s informaci√≥n con√©ctate con:¬†erick.meza@sierraclub.org¬†(se habla espa√Īol).¬†¬†Phone: (520) 954-7603.

Lens on the Border

Things to think about:

  • Where:¬†You'd need a space the size of a classroom size or larger to host this photo exhibit.¬† A community center, church, library, local college, or similar community space are great options. All 24 of the 6-foot by 2-foot banners must be displayed together, so you‚Äôll need a lot of wall space or some temporary dividers or cables where you can hang the banners.

  • When:¬†While you can keep the photo exhibit displayed up for a few days or even a few weeks, we suggest hosting a reception on one day/evening to invite community leaders to say a few words and create fellowship among attendees. We especially want members of the U.S. Congress and their staff people to attend!

  • Partnerships:¬†What organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions, or advocacy groups in the area might want to collaborate with you?¬†

  • Funding:¬†While it doesn't cost much, we suggest hosting a small reception with snacks on a certain day or evening of the photo exhibit.¬†¬†

  • U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressperson:¬†Let us know who your members of Congress are, and we can help determine if it makes sense to invite them to the exhibit and coordinate with their offices and staff.)

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